General Assembly: 82 (2007 Regular GA) - Chapter 145 - Disaster aid individual assistance grants


Published: 2007-05-09

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Sec. 18. Section 384.53, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 384.53 PROCEDURES TO LET CONTRACT. Contract lettingprocedures shall be as provided in divisionVI of this chapter 26. The council

may award any number of contracts for construction of any public improvement.

Sec. 19. Section 386.6, subsection 6, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 6. If the council orders the construction of the improvement, it shall proceed to let contracts

therefor in accordance with chapter 384, division VI 26.

Sec. 20. Section 386.7, subsection 3, Code 2007, is amended to read as follows: 3. If the council orders the construction of the self-liquidating improvement, contracts for

it shall be let in accordance with division VI of chapter 384 26.

Approved May 9, 2007

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CH. 145CH. 145

CHAPTER 145

DISASTER AID INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS

H.F. 896

AN ACT creating a disaster aid individual assistance grant fund.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. NEW SECTION. 29C.20A DISASTER AID INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE GRANT FUND. 1. A disaster aid individual assistance grant fund is created in the state treasury for the use

of the executive council. Moneys in the fundmay be expended following the governor’s proc- lamation of a state of disaster emergency. The executive council may make financial grants tomeet disaster-related expenses or seriousneeds of individuals or families adversely affected byadisasterwhichcannot otherwisebemetbyothermeansof financial assistance. Theaggre- gate total of grants awarded shall not be more than one million dollars during a fiscal year. However, within the same fiscal year, additional funds may be specifically authorized by the executive council to meet additional needs. 2. The grant funds shall be administered by the department of human services. The depart-

ment shall adopt rules to create the Iowadisaster aid individual assistance grant program. The rules shall specify the eligibility of applicants and eligible items for grant funding. The rules shall be adopted no later than January 1, 2008. The executive council shall use grant funds to reimburse the department of human services for its actual expenses associated with the ad- ministration of the grants. 3. To be eligible for a grant, an applicant shall have an annual household income that is less

than one hundred thirty percent of the federal poverty level based on the number of people in the applicant’s household as defined by the most recently revised poverty income guidelines published by the United States department of health and human services. The amount of a grant for a household shall not exceed twenty-five percent of one hundred thirty percent of the federal poverty level for a household of one. Expenses eligible for grant funding shall be limit- ed to personal property, home repair, food assistance, and temporary housing assistance. An applicant for a grant shall sign an affidavit committing to refund any part of the grant that is

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duplicated by any other assistance, such as but not limited to insurance or assistance from community development groups, charities, the small business administration, and the federal emergency management agency. 4. The homeland security and emergency management division shall submit an annual re-

port, by January 1 of each year, to the legislative fiscal committee and the legislative govern- ment oversight committee concerning the activities of the grant program in the previous fiscal year.

Approved May 9, 2007

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CH. 146CH. 146

CHAPTER 146

DENTAL SCREENINGS OF CHILDREN

H.F. 906

AN ACT requiring children enrolling in elementary or high school to have a dental screening and providing an effective date.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. NEW SECTION. 135.17 DENTAL SCREENING OF CHILDREN. 1. a. Except asprovided inparagraphs “c” and “d”, theparent or guardian of a child enrolled

in elementary school shall provide evidence to the school district or accredited nonpublic ele- mentary school in which the child is enrolled of the child having, no earlier than three years of age but prior to reaching six years of age, at a minimum, a dental screening performed by a licensed physician as defined in chapter 148 or 150, a nurse licensed under chapter 152, a licensed physician assistant as defined in section 148C.1, or a licensed dental hygienist or den- tist as defined in chapter 153. Except as provided in paragraphs “c” and “d”, the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in high school shall provide evidence to the school district or ac- creditednonpublic high school inwhich the child is enrolled of the child having, at aminimum, a dental screening performed within the prior year by a licensed dental hygienist or dentist as defined in chapter 153. A school district or accredited nonpublic school shall provide access to a process to complete the screenings described in this paragraph as appropriate. b. A person performing a dental screening required by this section shall record the fact of

having conducted the screening, and such additional information required by the department, on uniform forms developed by the department in cooperation with the department of educa- tion. The form shall include a space for the person performing the screening to summarize any condition that may indicate a need for special services. c. Thedepartment shall specify theprocedures that constitute a dental screeningandautho-

rize a waiver signed by a licensed physician, nurse, physician assistant, dental hygienist, or dentist for a person who is unduly burdened by the screening requirement. d. The dental screening requirement shall not apply to a person who submits an affidavit

signed by the person or, if the person is a minor, the person’s parent or legal guardian, stating that the dental screening conflicts with a genuine and sincere religious belief. 2. Each public and nonpublic school shall give notice of the dental screening requirement

to parents of students enrolled or to be enrolled in the school at least ninety days before the start of the school year in the manner prescribed by the department. 3. Apersonmaybeprovisionally enrolled in apublic ornonpublic elementaryorhighschool

if the person is in the process of obtaining the required dental screening.